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History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chevrolet Camaro (first generation) page on 31 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The first-generation Chevrolet Camaro appeared in Chevrolet dealerships in September 1966, for the 1967 model year on a brand-new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and was available as a 2-door, 2+2 seat, hardtop (no "B" or center pillar) or convertible with a choice of six-cylinder and V8 power plants. The first-generation Camaro was built through the 1969 model year.

The Camaro's standard drive train was either a 230 cu in (3.8 L) straight-6 engine rated at 140 hp (104 kW) or a 327 cu in (5.4 L) (307 cu in (5.0 L) later in 1969) V8 engine, with a standard three-speed manual transmission. There were 8 (in 1967), 10 (in 1968), and 12 (in 1969) different engines available in 1967-1969 Camaros. The two-speed "Powerglide" automatic transmission was optional. The three-speed "Turbo Hydra-Matic 350" automatic became available starting in 1969. The larger Turbo 400 three-speed automatic was an option on SS396 cars. A four-speed manual was optional.

There was a plethora of other options available all three years, including three main packages:

The RS was an appearance package that included hidden headlights, revised taillights with back-up lights under the rear bumper, RS badging, and exterior bright trim. It was available on any model.

The SS performance package consisted of a 350 or 396 cu in V8 engine and chassis upgrades for better handling and to deal with the additional power. The SS featured non-functional air inlets on the hood, special striping, and SS badging.

The Z/28 performance package was designed (with further modifications) to compete in the SCCA Trans-Am series. It included a solid-lifter 302 V8, 4-speed transmission, power disc brakes, and two wide stripes down the hood and trunk lid.

The idea of offering such a wide variety of "packages" and numerous options was to "blanket" Camaro's end of the personal car market with everything from a nice, plain and docile Six to a gaudy and fire breathing V8.

Almost all of 1967-1969 Camaros were built in the two U.S. assembly plants: Norwood, Ohio and Van Nuys, California. There were also five non-U.S. Camaro assembly plants in countries that required local assembly and content. These plants were located in the Philippines, Belgium, Switzerland, Venezuela, and Peru.


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2006 BookThe Story of Camaro by John Gunnell & Jerry Heasley; Krause Publications


Photographs

Chevrolet Camaro Photo by "Bull-Doser"
Montreal, Quebec
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Chevrolet Camaro Photo by Rich Niewiroski Jr.
2003 Super Chevy Show
Pomona, California
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Chevrolet Camaro SS SS
Photo by "ChiemseeMan"
June 2006
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Chevrolet Camaro SS SS
Photo by "ChiemseeMan"
June 2006
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Chevrolet Camaro SS SS
Photo by "ChiemseeMan"
June 2006
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Chevrolet Camaro SS SS
Photo by "ChiemseeMan"
June 2006
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Chevrolet Camaro RS RS
Photo by "Huggorm"
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Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Front Z/28
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Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Engine Z/28
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Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Interior Z/28
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Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Rear Z/28
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Chevrolet Camaro 504-Engined Drag Car 504-Engined Drag Car
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Chevrolet Camaro 504-Engined Drag Car 504-Engined Drag Car
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Chevrolet Camaro 504-Engined Drag Car 504-Engined Drag Car
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
19 August 2014STOLEN RACECARTed Barnes
7 January 2016New at Summit Racing: Ridetech StreetGrip Suspension Systems for Camaro/Firebird and GM A-BodySummit Racing Equipment
21 January 2016New As Seen on PowernNation TV Parts at Summit Racing: Auto Metal Direct Body Panels for 1967-69 CamaroSummit Racing Equipment


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - Revell 7132427 Yenko SC CoupeHot Rod, 1:25 scale


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